Archaeology and anthropology resources

Location of print resources

Most of the print resources for your subject are found on the first floor of the Arts and Social Sciences Library. Use Library Search to find the classmark for an item, and to search for books and other materials.

  • Past exam papers: located on first floor and available for photocopying
  • Theses and dissertations: ask at the ground floor Information Desk for access

You can also find useful material in other University libraries:

Other local library collections:

  • Bristol Central Library - the Reference Library has an excellent collection of local history material
  • Bristol Record Office - holds the records of the City Council and the Diocese of Bristol, as well as those of many other bodies and individuals, including the local Law Courts, schools, hospitals, businesses and estates.

Digital resources

Archaeology and anthropology databases

Additional resources

  • Archaeology Data Service (ADS) - supports research, learning and teaching with freely available, high quality and dependable digital resources.
  • British and Irish Archaeological Bibliography (BIAB online) - contains datasets covering publications from AD 1695 to the present day on archaeology and the historic environment, historic buildings, maritime and industrial archaeology,
  • Dissertation Express - A searchable index providing brief citation details to Dissertation Abstracts International. You can choose to personally purchase the full text of dissertations/theses you require or you can request them via our Inter-Library Loans Service.
  • eHRAF Archaeology - eHRAF (Human Relations Area Files) Archaeology is an online, full-text database with information on prehistory of the world.
  • eHRAF World Cultures - eHRAF (Human Relations Area Files) World Cultures is an online cross-cultural database that contains information on all aspects of cultural and social life. 
  • Great War Archive. The - contains over 6,500 items contributed by the general public between March and June 2008. Every item originates from, or relates to, someone's experience of the First World War, either abroad or at home.

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Academic staff

If items are in particularly high demand, please use our 1 day loan request form (Office document, 15kB) to request that they are transferred to 1 day loan.

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